Call for Memberships at Princeton IAS School of Social Science

Each year, between 20 and 25 scholars are selected as Members in the School of Social Science. A completed doctorate or equivalent is required by the application deadline. Memberships are awarded at both the junior and senior levels. They are for the full academic year only unless the scholar is from a country with an academic calendar that is substantially different than the one in the U.S., in which case we will consider single-term Memberships. Scholars may be considered for a second residency if a sufficient amount of time has passed since their initial Membership.

Members are expected only to pursue their own research and participate in the seminars. The theme for 2018-19 is "Crisis and Critique" but applications outside the theme are also welcomed.  An interdisciplinary dialogue will be fostered and applications are strongly encouraged from scholars across the social sciences, whether or not their research corresponds to the theme.

Funding for Member stipends is individually negotiated, taking into account the applicant’s base salary and the level of sabbatical and other grant support that he or she can secure. In setting compensation, the School attempts to provide half of the current academic base salary for all Members, up to a maximum stipend of $70,000.

Application instructions

Applications must be filed electronically through the Institute’s online application system. They will be accepted beginning June 1. The deadline is November 1. It is expected that the selection process will be completed by mid-January.

The application requires online submission of a research project, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. The sample must be in English, no longer than 50 pages, and in Adobe Acrobat format. A maximum of three letters of reference is requested.

Application date
1 Nov 2017
1 academic year
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Grants available
Award granted
Up to US$ 70.000